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Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol

My research started with an MD on the health and health care of Traveller Gypsies. This was followed by studies on the development and implementation of clinical guidelines, the management of chronic respiratory and cardiovascular conditions in primary care and the health impact of domestic violence.

My current research programmes focus on the diagnosis and management of stable heart disease and health care responses to domestic violence. My main methodological expertise is in randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. I collaborate with epidemiologists and social scientists on cohort and qualitative studies respectively.

My current domestic violence research is largely contained within the NIHR funded REPROVIDE programme:

In April we are starting an MRC-funded project on primary care responses to domestic violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Brazil, in collaboration with An Najah and Sao Paulo universities, respectively.

Recently completed research on domestic violence:





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    Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol